Physics and Astronomy News Archive: September 2016

Image: New Technique May Help Detect Martian Life
New Technique May Help Detect Martian Life
Source: MIT   Posted: 9/29/16
A novel interpretation of Raman spectra will help the 2020 Mars rover select rocks to study for signs of life.

Image: Stable Propagation of Light in Nano-Photonic Fibers
Stable Propagation of Light in Nano-Photonic Fibers
Source: IBS   Posted: 9/29/16
New model on how to achieve a more stable propagation of light for future optical technologies was published.

Image: Quantum Effects Observed in ‘One-Dimensional’ Wires
Quantum Effects Observed in ‘One-Dimensional’ Wires
Source: Cambridge   Posted: 9/26/16
Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional ‘quantum wires’ and observing the interactions between them.

Image: Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars Found
Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars Found
Source: NASA/JPL   Posted: 9/23/16
Astronomers now have new insights into tidal disruption flares, thanks to data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

Image: Individual Atoms Behavior Observed
Individual Atoms Behavior Observed
Source: MIT   Posted: 9/21/16
For first time, researchers see individual atoms keep away from each other or bunch up as pairs.

Image: Gaia’s First Sky Map
Gaia’s First Sky Map
Source: ESA   Posted: 9/19/16
The first catalogue of more than a billion stars from ESA’s Gaia satellite was published – the largest all-sky survey of celestial objects to date.